As a first-of-its-kind U.S. travel guide for those who enjoy a good sweat and a healthy lifestyle, The Athletic-Minded Traveler takes the guesswork out of exercising on the road. Recognizing that millions of travelers factor into their hotel choice the quality of an accommodation's workout options, this book recommends the most fitness-focused hotels in three price categories and the best fitness venues such as health clubs, YMCAs, lap pools and running routes, in 78 popular U.S. travel destinations. Because reliable and accurate information is not available online (all hotels claim to have "state of the art" fitness facilities) nor attainable by calling the hotels directly (staff is usually uninformed), the co-authors traveled the country for three months to personally tour over 1,100 hotels and fitness venues that made their first cut. The result is over 500 frank recommendations that give readers options for wonderful accommodations AND fantastic workout options. Sweat, pump iron, run, swim, 300+ thread count sheets, 24-hour room service...whatever the trip criteria, this book has it covered.